Our Mission

To provide stewardship for Hendricks Park through education, restoration and community support.

The Friends of Hendricks Park help to protect and maintain Eugene’s oldest city park. Located on the ridgeline to the east of the University of Oregon, Hendricks Park was established in 1906. The 78-acre park, with its visible ridgeline, is part of Eugene’s identity.

The Friends of Hendricks Park help to protect and maintain Eugene’s oldest city park. Located on the ridgeline to the east of the University of Oregon, Hendricks Park was established in 1906. The 78-acre park, with its visible ridgeline, is part of Eugene’s identity.

The 78 acres of Hendricks Park contain the Rhododendron Garden (15 acres), the Native Plant Garden (5 acres) and the 58-acre forest. The accessible location of the park provides a popular area for runners, walkers, and others who simply want to stroll through the gardens.

Friends of Hendricks Park help to upgrade trails, pull invasive weeds in the forest and Rhododendron Garden, and provide educational tours throughout the park. In recent years, the Native Plant Garden has become a significant aspect of the park, with new plantings, species labeling and weekly volunteer efforts, all supported in part by the Friends.

 

Hendricks Park News

Volunteer Update: November, 2022

Volunteer Update: November, 2022

Emily Aune, Head Rhododendron Gardener, shares a moment with Phyllis Hamel on the new park bench. On Tuesday morning, 15 November, 2022, a celebration was held to dedicate a new park bench in honor of Phyllis Hamel, an local artist and long-time park volunteer, who is...

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Wildflower of the Month: November, 2022

Wildflower of the Month: November, 2022

Common Ink Cap While the wildflowers sleep for now, the fungi have arrived after fall rains. The common ink cap, in the genus Coprinus, is a mushroom found throughout the northern hemisphere in both America and Europe. It is related to the larger...

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Volunteer Update: October, 2022

Volunteer Update: October, 2022

The big volunteer news this summer was that Cait Wisbeski had been hired to become the new Volunteer Coordinator at Hendricks Park.  This position is funded in part by the Friends. Cait previously worked with the Portland Nursery and Portland Audubon Society. She has...

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